A Slave Auction was something new for Jerry Green’s here at Gilberdyke, but proved to be a great success - £500 was raised and a great evening was had by all when we took over Jo-Jo’s in Howden for the evening.
Thank you all for supporting this unusual event, either by volunteering your services as ’slaves’ or buying the work on offer - but very special thanks go to Jo-Jo’s for hosting us, and to Roddy Brooks for organising the entire event, and for being the auctioneer on the night. (Pictured Right)
Did you see us on TV? BBC Look North spent a whole day filming here and at Broughton Headquarters, and also showed some fascinating old film of Jerry Green’s in the early days, when staff drove around in little brown mini vans, and the uniform included smart military style caps. Those were the days!
Today’s high-tech world sees us now on Facebook, so do join us there and share your own happy ever after stories about your Jerry Green dogs - we look forward to hearing from you.
Red setter Ruby and her terrier friend Sandy, featured last month, have gone to a new home together, but we are still looking for a forever home for elderly collie Ash, a charming and loveable lady who would make a great companion.
It has been a busy month, with our litter of working cocker spaniel cross puppies finding new homes, and also off to pastures new Alfie, Neo, Dotty, Petra, Sox and Ty and Buster, among others.
Looking for a dog to join your family? You can see some of the dogs Jerry Green has to offer on our website, jerrygreendogs.org.uk. Or visit us here any afternoon (except Wednesday) between 1.30 - 4pm and see if we can find you a new friend. We no longer give tours of the kennel blocks due to the stress it causes the dogs, but find people and dogs much prefer our more personal one-to-one approach.
Life never stands still here in Bennetland Lane, so Easter Sunday (April 24) sees a three mile sponsored walk, complete with Easter Egg Hunt, which will start and finish at the kennels. If you want to take part, just call in and register. There is a £5 minimum sponsorship.
Make a note of the date of our annual open day. It will be a week earlier this year, on September 18 and will feature our popular fun dog show, doggy dancing demonstration, stalls and refreshments.
Do you know we have a doggy shop at the office? From toys and leads to birthday cards and even dog food, not forgetting our excellent quality and value dog name tags. Pop in and have a look - we can usually find something for everyone.
And if the thought of winter leaving us at last turns your thoughts to spring cleaning, please bear us in mind when discarding your old blankets, duvets, pillows towels and even rugs, or old coats and sweaters - all these things help to make the dogs comfy, warm and dry, and help to make the kennels more of a home-from-home.
Lastly, a on a sad personal note, I am sorry to report the sad passing of Olive, the lovely Old Lady of Gilberdyke Centre. Everyone who met her loved her; Olive arrived at Gilberdyke in May 2006 after being picked up as a stray, a very old lady in very poor condition, almost completely bald. Fearing she didn’t have much time left, she moved from the kennels into the house and never looked back. To everyone's surprise she grew a full beautiful coat. On sunny days she roamed happily around the centre garden, meeting and greeting visitors, human and canine.
Rest in peace lovely Lady. (Olive Pictured below)
Want more information? See the website www.jerrygreendogs.org - click on Gilberdyke for dogs available - email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01430 -449112.
Thought For the Month:
Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country as Wall Street and the railroads (Late US President Harry S Truman)
Happy dog days! With best wishes from Angela and All at Gilberdyke. Until next time!